Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,664 pages of information and 235,472 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

UBM

From Graces Guide

United Builders Merchants of Bristol

1961 Formed as a holding company to merge Metal Agencies Co and William Dibben and Sons on a 73:27 percent basis[1]

1962 The 2 trading subsidiaries were[2]

1969 Agreed bid for Devon Trading and Harvey's[3]

1970 Acquired Mercian Builders Merchants[4]

1972 Acquired A. E. Harris, Ford dealers of Cardiff[5]

1973 Acquired Wares and Bartlett, builders merchants and contractors of Newcastle upon Tyne[6]

United Builders Merchants changed its name to UBM Group

1976 Subsidiaries included:[7]

  • UBM-Harvey, of Truro
  • UBM-MAC, of Bristol
  • UBM-Mercian, of Birmingham
  • UBM-Rycroft, of Bradford

1983 Norcros made an abortive bid for UBM builders merchants

1985 Norcros succeeded in a later bid for UBM[8]

1989 Norcros arranged to sell UBM to Meyer International who in turn sold Crosby Manufacturing to Norcros[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Apr. 26, 1961
  2. The Times June 15, 1962
  3. The Times Mar. 13, 1969
  4. The Times Oct. 17, 1970
  5. The Times May 27, 1972
  6. The Times Jan. 5, 1973
  7. The Times Apr. 23, 1976
  8. The Times Mar. 28, 1985
  9. The Times Dec. 1, 1988